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Baseball America Prospect Report -- April 19, 2019

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Will Benson (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

Will Benson, OF, Indians. Pro baseball has not been easy for Benson so far. Going back to his high school days, he’s shown outstanding tools, including great power, but with contact issues because of a less-than-ideal swing. Benson spent a year in the Rookie-level Arizona League, then a year in short-season ball and he’s now repeating the Midwest League for the second time. So Benson’s on a slow track. But yesterday, he had one of the best days you’ll ever see in the minors. Benson homered in each of his first four at-bats before striking out in his bid at a fifth at-bat. Benson had 8 RBIs to go with his four home runs.

Luis Robert, DH, White Sox. Robert quickly proving that he’s too advanced for the high Class A Carolina League after spending some of his injury-plagued season there last year.. Robert has gotten at least one hit in 12 of his 13 games this year. Even more impressively, he has 11 multi-hit games and yesterday as his fourth three-hit game of the very young season. Yesterday he had a double and his sixth home run of the season. Double-A cannot be far away.

Drew Waters and Cristian Pache, OFs, Braves. The Braves best two outfield prospects share center and right field duties. And both are having very solid starts to the season. Pache homered for the second-straight day and also even more encouragingly drew two walks as well. Waters doubled twice in a three-hit day.

Ryan Mountcastle, 3B, Orioles. Mountcastle went 3-for-4 yesterday with a double and a home run. He also got to play third base for the second time this season. The O’s have primarily been playing Mountcastle at first base, which is probably his best long-term home thanks to his arm strength.

Adam Haseley, RF, Phillies. It’s been a very rough start for Haseley, who went 0-for-4 yesterday. In a return to Double-A Reading, Haseley is now hitting .159/.260/.227 with three extra base hits (all doubles) in 44 at-bats.

Griffin Canning, RHP, Angels. Canning has been outstanding so far this April. Canning threw six scoreless innings allowing only four hits and no walks while striking out six. He’s filled the zone so far with only two walks in 16 innings.

Bryan Mata, RHP, Red Sox. Much like Robert, Mata is repeating the Carolina League and much like Robert, Mata looks ready to move up. Mata threw 5.2 scoreless innings yesterday, lowering his ERA to 0.54.

Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles. There have been many first round prep pitchers in recent years who have been tripped up by their first exposure to low Class A. Rodriguez does not seem to be one of those pitchers. Much like fellow Orioles prospect DL Hall did last year, Rodriguez is dominating the South Atlantic League. Rodriguez allowed four hits and one earned run while allowing one walk and striking out eight. He has a 0.54 ERA.

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TEAMCLASSPLAYER, POSABRHBIAVGNotes
ARIAAChisholm, Jazz SS4212.073HR (2), BB (8)
ARIAAEllis, Drew 3B4321.2062 2B (3)
ARIAAGinkel, Kevin P0000--
ARIAAMiroglio, Dominic C5110.158
ARIAASmith, Pavin 1B6112.194HR (3)
ARIAAWilson, Marcus CF5222.2352B (2), HR (2)
ARIAAYoung, Andy PH0100.310
ARIAAADuplantier, Jon P0000.000
ARIAAALeyba, Domingo 2B4230.340
ARIAAASherfy, Jimmie P0000--
ARIHiAMcCarthy, Jake CF4111.2602B (4)
ARILoAThomas, Alek CF4010.205SB (2)
ARIMAJKelly, Carson C5000.235
ARIMAJLopez, Yoan P0000--
ATLAAPache, Cristian RF3211.346HR (2), 2 BB (4)
ATLAAWaters, Drew CF5032.3332 2B (7)
ATLAAARiley, Austin 3B4020.2072B (2)
ATLHiAContreras, William C4011.250
ATLHiAJenista, Greyson DH4011.217
ATLHiARamos, Jeffrey LF4010.250
ATLHiAWilson, Isranel RF4100.1582 SB (4)
ATLMAJSobotka, Chad P0000.000
ATLMAJSoroka, Mike P1000.000
ATLMAJWebb, Jacob P0000--
BALAABannon, Rylan 3B3110.3022 BB (6)
BALAADiaz, Yusniel RF4012.231
BALAAMcKenna, Ryan CF3110.2082B (2), 2 BB (9)
BALAAAMountcastle, Ryan 3B4331.2682B (2), HR (3)
BALAAAStewart, DJ DH3000.245BB (10)
BALLoAEncarnacion, Jean Carlos 3B5010.255
BALLoAGrenier, Cadyn SS5122.234HR (1)
BALLoAHall, Adam 2B4030.340BB (10), SB (6)
BALMAJMartin, Richie SS5011.152
BOSAAChatham, C.J. SS2000.3102 BB (5)
BOSAADalbec, Bobby 3B3000.189BB (11), CS (1)
BOSAANetzer, Brett 2B4010.302BB (4)
BOSHiACastellanos, Pedro 1B3021.2132B (2), BB (3), SB (2), CS (2)
BOSHiADuran, Jarren CF4000.358
BOSLoACasas, Triston 1B4021.209
BOSLoAHowlett, Brandon 3B3001.143
CHCAAHoerner, Nico SS4131.333
CHCAAPereda, Jhonny C4210.162BB (10)
CHCAAYoung, Jared 1B5001.231
CHCHiAAmaya, Miguel C4110.2092B (4), BB (6)
CHCHiAHerron, Jimmy CF4000.196BB (9)
CHCLoARoederer, Cole CF5010.209
CHCLoAVelazquez, Nelson RF4010.356
CINAAFriedl, T.J. RF4000.200
CINAAIsabel, Ibandel 1B3010.273BB (4)
CINAARodriguez, Alfredo SS4020.2902B (1), SB (1)
CINAASantillan, Tony P1000.000BB (1)
CINAASiri, Jose CF4110.227
CINAAStephenson, Tyler C4121.2192B (1)
CINAATrammell, Taylor LF4010.341SB (2), CS (2)
CINAAAAquino, Aristides RF4231.298HR (4)
CINHiAFairchild, Stuart DH5000.156
CINHiAIndia, Jonathan 3B4220.254BB (6)
CINLoABautista, Mariel RF4132.269HR (3), BB (3)
CINLoAMartinez, Juan 3B2000.2932 BB (4)
CINLoASiani, Mike CF4000.196BB (7)
CINLoASpillane, Bren 1B4110.265
CLEAAJohnson, Daniel RF4111.302HR (3)
CLEAAABradley, Bobby 1B3120.2832B (6), BB (5)
CLEAAAHaase, Eric C4131.2442B (1), HR (5)
CLEAAAMercado, Oscar RF5021.3133B (1)
CLEHiAJones, Nolan 3B3020.280BB (14)
CLELoABenson, Will RF5448.3414 HR (6)
CLELoAFreeman, Tyler SS4200.289SB (5)
CLELoAHolmes, Quentin CF4110.171SB (3)
CLELoANaylor, Bo C3010.2003B (1), BB (7)
COLAABoswell, Bret 3B4010.180
COLAAFernandez, Vince LF4120.3082 2B (7)
COLAANevin, Tyler 1B4010.255
COLAAWelker, Colton DH3000.255BB (4)
COLAAAHilliard, Sam CF4000.188
COLAAALawrence, Justin P0000--
COLAAAMundell, Brian LF3000.368
COLAAARamos, Roberto 1B2110.316BB (9), CS (1)
COLAAARodgers, Brendan 2B3000.241
COLAAATinoco, Jesus P0000--
COLHiAVilade, Ryan SS4020.3462 2B (5), BB (11)
COLLoALavigne, Grant 1B3000.2502 BB (6)
COLLoAMacIver, Willie DH6020.3332B (6), SB (1)
COLLoAMontano, Daniel CF3320.2912B (5), 2 BB (5)
COLLoAVavra, Terrin SS2000.2944 BB (14)
COLMAJHampson, Garrett 2B4000.186
CWSAABooker, Joel LF5000.367
CWSAAGonzalez, Luis CF4120.208BB (4), CS (2)
CWSAARutherford, Blake RF4113.116HR (1)
CWSAASheets, Gavin DH4222.222BB (5)
CWSAAACollins, Zack 1B2000.2372 BB (7)
CWSAAAZavala, Seby C4000.174
CWSHiARobert, Luis DH5131.4822B (4), HR (6)
CWSLoABush, Bryce DH4110.1112B (1), BB (3)
CWSLoAWalker, Steele CF3020.3332B (6)
CWSMAJJimenez, Eloy LF4112.261HR (3), BB (5)
DETAAAlcantara, Sergio 2B4000.257
DETAAParedes, Isaac 3B3121.282
DETHiAClemens, Kody 2B4010.152SB (2)
HOUAADawson, Ronnie RF4110.192
HOUAAMatijevic, J.J. 1B3000.224BB (5)
HOUAAToro, Abraham 3B3111.232
HOUHiAArauz, Jonathan SS4011.2292B (4)
HOUHiABeer, Seth DH4111.321HR (2)
HOULoAPena, Jeremy SS4000.224
KCAALee, Khalil RF4120.293
KCAAPeterson, Kort LF4032.2162B (3), 3B (1)
KCAARivera, Emmanuel 3B3111.259
KCAAViloria, Meibrys C4000.143
KCAAAGutierrez, Kelvin 3B4100.347BB (10)
KCAAALopez, Nicky 2B4122.373BB (5), SB (3)
KCHiAHicklen, Brewer CF3000.235
KCHiAMatias, Seuly DH3013.2553B (4), BB (4)
KCHiAMelendez, M.J. C4000.114
KCHiAPerkins, Blake RF1101.1942 BB (14)
KCHiAPratto, Nick 1B4000.176
KCLoAGigliotti, Michael CF4110.318BB (9), SB (8)
LAAAAALund, Brennon RF2300.1573 BB (7), SB (2)
LAAAAARengifo, Luis 2B4233.286HR (2)
LAAAAARojas, Jose 3B5000.262
LAAAAAThaiss, Matt DH5000.216
LAAAAAWalsh, Jared 1B5221.222HR (5)
LAALoAAdams, Jordyn CF4110.200BB (9)
LAALoAMaitan, Kevin 3B3001.140BB (5), CS (1)
LAALoASoto, Livan SS3210.2552B (2), 2 BB (7), SB (4)
LADAAEstevez, Omar SS4021.3962B (6)
LADAAPeters, DJ RF3020.226BB (5)
LADAARuiz, Keibert DH4120.244
LADAASantana, Cristian 3B4000.291
LADAAThomas, Cody LF4000.239
LADAAAJackson, Drew 2B4100.381BB (6), SB (3)
LADAAAJoe, Connor DH3100.429BB (2)
LADAAARios, Edwin 1B4121.2502B (4), SB (1)
LADAAASmith, Will C5000.302
LADHiADowns, Jeter SS4115.192HR (1)
LADHiARincon, Carlos DH3000.217BB (7)
LADLoAAmaya, Jacob 2B6111.212CS (2)
LADLoAVargas, Miguel 3B6020.2222B (4)
LADMAJFerguson, Caleb P0000--
LADMAJVerdugo, Alex PH-LF1000.364
MIAAABrigman, Bryson 2B4010.2052B (3)
MIAAADunand, Joe SS4011.196
MIAAAMiller, Brian LF5112.1802B (3)
MIAAAADiaz, Isan 2B4010.1842B (1), BB (7)
MIAAAAHarrison, Monte CF5020.3063B (1)
MIAHiAMahan, Riley DH3010.265BB (3)
MIAHiAMesa, Victor Victor CF5110.260SB (5)
MIAHiANelson, James 3B4000.220
MIALoABanfield, Will C5121.1112B (2)
MIALoATorres, Chris SS5000.125
MILHiAFeliciano, Mario C3010.250BB (4)
MILHiAHenry, Payton DH5123.2762B (4), HR (1)
MILHiALutz, Tristen RF4212.128HR (1), BB (5)
MILLoAMcClanahan, Chad RF5110.222
MILLoATurang, Brice 2B6130.250CS (1)
MILLoAWard, Je'Von LF5021.2332B (3)
MINAAARaley, Luke RF5110.214
MINAAAWade, LaMonte LF4121.243HR (1), BB (11)
MINHiABaddoo, Akil CF3110.2083B (2), BB (6)
MINHiAHelman, Michael 2B4010.1432B (1)
MINHiAJeffers, Ryan DH4011.2002B (2)
MINHiALarnach, Trevor LF4110.232
MINHiAMiranda, Jose SS4110.1802B (2)
MINHiARortvedt, Ben C4001.282
MINHiAWhitefield, Aaron RF3000.250
MINLoACelestino, Gilberto RF4221.178BB (5), SB (4)
MINLoAMaciel, Gabriel CF3110.5002 BB (3), SB (1)
NYMAAGimenez, Andres SS4231.2292 2B (3), HR (1), BB (3)
NYMAAToffey, Will 3B4222.148HR (2), BB (8)
NYMHiACortes, Carlos DH4110.2082B (2)
NYMHiALindsay, Desmond CF4000.204
NYMLoAMauricio, Ronny SS3110.3452 BB (3), 2 SB (2)
NYMLoAVientos, Mark 3B3001.214
NYYHiALopez, Jason C4121.2312B (2), HR (2)
NYYLoABreaux, Josh C4011.237
NYYLoAStowers, Josh RF4110.2832B (5), BB (9), SB (3)
OAKAADeichmann, Greg RF5113.259HR (2)
OAKAAMerrell, Kevin SS4021.173BB (3), SB (3)
OAKAAABolt, Skye CF5123.3172B (5)
OAKAAAMateo, Jorge SS6221.3753B (3)
OAKAAAMurphy, Sean C4010.370
OAKAAANeuse, Sheldon 3B5132.298
OAKAAARamirez, Tyler LF4000.265BB (6)
OAKHiAAllen, Nick SS5110.1962B (5)
OAKHiAArmenteros, Lazaro LF3120.250BB (14), SB (3)
OAKHiABeck, Austin CF3100.250BB (4)
OAKHiAEierman, Jeremy 2B4023.1673B (1)
OAKHiAHannah, Jameson RF4000.275
OAKHiARivas, Alfonso 1B3101.220
OAKLoABrito, Marcos SS3110.1902B (3)
PHIAADohy, Kyle P0000--
PHIAAGamboa, Arquimedes SS3010.105
PHIAAHaseley, Adam RF4000.159
PHIAAListi, Austin 3B4110.061
PHIAAMoniak, Mickey CF4000.227
PHIHiABrito, Daniel 2B4220.167
PHIHiADuran, Rodolfo C4021.156
PHIHiAOrtiz, Jhailyn RF3211.1742B (1)
PHIHiAVierling, Matt LF4210.2912B (3), BB (4)
PHILoABohm, Alec 3B3100.292BB (9)
PHILoAGarcia, Luis 2B3012.204BB (4), CS (1)
PHILoAMarchan, Rafael C0000.240
PITAAAlemais, Stephen SS5121.310
PITAAOliva, Jared CF4110.2502B (2)
PITHiAMitchell, Calvin RF4021.2962B (2), BB (2)
PITHiASwaggerty, Travis CF5000.180
PITLoADavis, Jonah CF4000.083
PITLoASanchez, Lolo LF4010.3332B (1), SB (4)
SDAAMiller, Owen SS2110.2632 BB (5)
SDAAPotts, Hudson 3B3111.135BB (7), SB (2)
SDAAReed, Buddy RF4000.210
SDAAAAllen, Austin C3010.3412 BB (5)
SDAAAFrance, Ty 1B5142.4192 2B (6)
SDAAANaylor, Josh LF4210.2462B (4), BB (9)
SDHiAArias, Gabriel SS3010.264BB (5)
SDHiAOrnelas, Tirso RF3011.321
SDHiARosario, Jeisson CF2010.2132 BB (15)
SDHiARuiz, Esteury 2B4000.288
SDMAJPaddack, Chris P1000.000
SDMAJTatis, Fernando SS4020.294
SDMAJUrias, Luis 2B2100.091BB (4)
SEAAALewis, Kyle CF4122.1962B (2), BB (8)
SEAAAThompson-Williams, Dom RF5112.205HR (3)
SEAAAWalton, Donnie SS4112.244HR (1), BB (9)
SEAAAABishop, Braden CF5010.306
SEAAAACurletta, Joey 1B3112.228HR (3), BB (8)
SEAAAALong, Shed 2B5000.293
SEAHiARizzo, Joe 3B5010.244
SEALoAKelenic, Jarred CF6231.3042B (6), CS (1)
SEAMAJVogelbach, Daniel DH2220.3563 BB (11)
SFAAHoward, Ryan 3B3111.257HR (2), BB (8), CS (2)
SFAAMenez, Conner P1001.000
SFAAMiller, Jalen 2B3111.333HR (3), BB (2), CS (1)
SFAAQuinn, Heath RF4110.097
SFAAShaw, Chris LF4110.323
SFAAAAvelino, Abiatal SS4111.212HR (2), BB (4), SB (2)
SFAAAGarcia, Aramis C5112.229HR (2)
SFHiARamos, Heliot CF4010.250
SFLoAGonzalez, Jacob 3B3012.2162 BB (6)
STLAACarlson, Dylan CF4112.286BB (6)
STLAAHurst, Scott RF3110.180BB (10)
STLAAMontero, Elehuris 3B4010.196
STLHiABaker, Luken 1B4131.2772B (5)
STLLoACedeno, Leandro RF4020.3152B (1)
STLLoAGorman, Nolan 3B4111.340
TBAAASolak, Nick 2B4010.302CS (1)
TBAAAVelazquez, Andrew CF3310.3092B (6), 2 BB (2), SB (1)
TBHiAFrank, Tyler 2B5011.170
TBHiAGomez, Moises RF4000.173BB (4)
TBHiAHernandez, Ronaldo C4211.140HR (1), BB (2)
TBLoAFranco, Wander DH7120.2603B (2)
TBMAJLowe, Brandon 2B5000.277
TEXHiAArias, Diosbel 2B3011.327
TEXHiAMartinez, Julio Pablo CF2100.0002 BB (2), CS (1)
TEXHiATejeda, Anderson SS3110.390BB (5)
TEXLoAOrnelas, Jonathan 2B4010.333
TEXLoASeise, Chris SS4000.280
TORAASpanberger, Chad RF4000.140
TORHiANoda, Ryan 1B4242.3082B (3), SB (4)
TORHiAStevenson, Cal LF4010.188
TORHiAWarmoth, Logan SS4000.146
TORMAJJansen, Danny C4010.160
TORMAJMcKinney, Billy RF4110.207
TORMAJTellez, Rowdy 1B4110.191
WASAABarrera, Tres C3000.421BB (2)
WASAAGarcia, Luis 2B4121.264
WASAAWard, Drew 3B4010.294
WASAAAKieboom, Carter 2B4000.388
WASHiAAgustin, Telmito LF4000.236BB (5)
WASHiACanning, Gage RF4000.111
WASLoAPineda, Israel C5000.174
WASMAJRobles, Victor RF5010.2712B (5)
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TEAMCLASSPLAYERIPHRERBBKERANotes
ARIAAGinkel, Kevin1.1100020.00
ARIAAADuplantier, Jon2.2010430.00
ARIAAASherfy, Jimmie1.0100013.38Sv (3)
ARIMAJLopez, Yoan0.1000001.23
ATLLoARiley, Trey4.0644357.82L (0-3)
ATLMAJSobotka, Chad0.23321112.38
ATLMAJSoroka, Mike5.0411261.80L (0-1)
ATLMAJWebb, Jacob0.1000000.00
BALAAAraujo, Pedro0.2000007.36
BALAAHarvey, Hunter4.0843077.82
BALAAAAkin, Keegan4.2443353.95
BALLoARodriguez, Grayson5.2411180.54W (3-0)
BOSAASchellenger, Zach1.00002313.50
BOSHiAMata, Bryan5.2300360.54
CHCHiADe La Cruz, Oscar5.0600130.00W (1-0)
CINAASantillan, Tony5.2422551.84L (0-1)
CINLoARichardson, Lyon3.11066025.73L (0-2)
COLAAGarcia, Rico5.0211383.46
COLAAALawrence, Justin1.0000005.14W (2-0)
COLAAATinoco, Jesus1.0100002.45
COLLoANikorak, Mike1.00001111.12
CWSAAAAdams, Spencer4.0500124.91W (1-0)
CWSHiAHansen, Alec2.0000020.00
DETAACastro, Anthony2.22002510.13
DETAAFaedo, Alex4.0977165.06L (0-1)
HOUAABukauskas, J.B.2.13665119.13L (0-3)
KCAAAGriffin, Foster5.1433395.02W (1-1)
KCHiAKowar, Jackson5.2232361.80W (1-0)
KCMAJLovelady, Richard1.2000118.10
LAAAAACanning, Griffin6.0400060.56W (1-0)
LAAAAACurtiss, John2.0111047.94
LAAMAJJewell, Jake1.13442213.50
LADAAASantana, Dennis2.14444315.43L (0-1)
LADHiAGrove, Michael2.1322146.43
LADMAJFerguson, Caleb1.1100020.87
MIAAAGuzman, Jorge4.1777355.87L (0-2)
MIAHiAStewart, Will5.0611171.47
MINLoABalazovic, Jordan5.0421182.45W (2-1)
NYYAAAbreu, Albert4.0611425.25
NYYAAAcevedo, Domingo2.0000010.00
PHIAADohy, Kyle2.0000141.00
PHIAAADe Los Santos, Enyel4.0744352.81
PHILoAMcArthur, James3.0533235.79
PITHiABolton, Cody5.0410231.13
PITHiAEscobar, Luis2.0100020.00
SDMAJPaddack, Chris6.0333152.25L (0-1)
SEAAAMisiewicz, Anthony5.0622152.40
SEALoAHoffman, Nolan0.1000010.00Sv (1)
SFAAMenez, Conner5.0621180.61W (1-1)
SFAAABlack, Ray0.1000006.43
SFAAACoonrod, Sam0.2111006.75
SFAAAJerez, Williams1.0330012.25
SFLoAWong, Jake5.0211144.22W (1-1)
STLAAWarner, Austin3.2555257.11L (0-2)
TBAAAPoche, Colin0.23441119.29
TEXHiAAlexy, A.J.4.2544185.84L (0-3)
TORLoAWymer, Sean6.0633253.93W (1-0)
WASAAARainey, Tanner2.0200135.63
WASHiARaquet, Nick4.01055056.43L (1-2)
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